WP4

Work package title: Link-layer implementation

Objectives:

The objective of WP4 is to implement, evaluate and optimize link-layer protocols for space communications, namely the TM/TC and AOS protocols. The link-layer protocols will be integrated within the internetworking testbed infrastructure to be evaluated for their compatibility and functionality. Space links will be simulated using both hardware and software. Furthermore the hardware approach, using same equipment as ESA, will allow for the development of a router that incorporates with the existing infrastructure. Sophisticated simulation software will duplicate real space communication conditions for evaluation purposes. We note that the link-layer protocols are crucial components of the Space-Data Router.